318.621.01 DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP IN PUBLIC POLICY I
Focuses on the application of statistical techniques learned in Statistical Analysis I –IV. Introduces students to STATA and develops skills in applying statistical techniques to a real-world data project. Concurrent registration with 318.612 and 318.613 required.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Explain the purpose of various STATA tools, including commands, do files and log files;
Perform various statistical operations using STATA;
Design a program to conduct a statistical analysis of a data set;
Interpret output from STATA and identify the policy significance (if any) in the results; and
Use STATA to conduct a complete data analysis project that includes finding and cleaning the data set, creating variables, analyzing the data and completing a formal report on the findings.
318.610 and 318.611 and concurrent registration in 318.612 and 318.613